I’m a first year student of a Maritime Academy. in 3 years + cadetship time i can be qualified to work as a 3rd officer (can choose deck or engineering) but I constantly feel sad thinking about the current graduation program and also the future prospects.
Recently I’ve been interested in programming and web development. It fits my personality more to just work from a computer and have time to relax and play video games at home every night.
While the pay and prestige from sea jobs is very good, I’m tempted to take a risk in the IT market.
I know its perfectly possible to get into IT after my cadetship and even be able to afford better education, but i wonder if thats the smarter move. If i were to start now investing all my time into learning to code i could be, hopefully, at a happy point in my life 5 years from now, whereas at sea i’d be only beggining to pursue that.